This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual Bay to Birdwood event, which will leave West Beach on the morning of Sunday 27 September 2020. Unlike events of other years where hundreds of spectators have gathered to farewell the historic vehicles as they make their way through the Adelaide Hills, this event will be a bit different due to COVID-19 restrictions; spectators are being asked to watch via livestream online.
For 2020, the start event will be restricted to vehicle entrants only and ‘private event’ signage will be placed around Barratt Reserve, West Beach. Security staff will be placed on the boundary and roadway entrances into the Reserve to prevent spectators from entering the site. Similarly, the end event will be for Bay to Birdwood participants only and the National Motor Museum will be closed until 2pm on Sunday 27 September.
The History Trust is planning a livestream of the Parade of Historic Motoring as a strategy to reduce spectator numbers and density along the route and to help make this a COVIDSafe event. If you do wish to stop and watch the event en-route, physical distancing requirements of 1.5 metres must be adhered to.